The tech giant Microsoft has finally ended support for Windows 7 after it pushed the final update on 14th January. After Windows Vista failed to impress the audience, Microsoft shipped a more polished version, Windows 7 in 2009 and took the OS market by storm by selling more than 450 million copies.
Windows 7: What’s Next?
Millions of Workstations and computers are still running on Windows 7. Although Microsoft is still providing a free upgrade to Windows 10, people are refusing to upgrade. The main reason being the stability, bad successors Windows 8 and 8.1, and the user-friendly UI. EOL means that the users will be missing out on important security updates.
The OS will be more vulnerable to malware attacks like WannaCry due to which more than 200,000 computers were affected in May 2017. To avoid any significant future outbreaks, Microsoft is encouraging users to upgrade immediately. Automatic updates, bugs, Blue screen of death are also some of the reasons why users want to stick to Windows 7.
Microsoft has confirmed there will be no new version like “Windows 11”, and the developers will be focusing on improving Windows 10. However, WIndows 10X, designed for foldable devices, will be releasing later this year.
Upgrading to Windows 10
For users who want to upgrade to Windows 10, Follow these instructions carefully, and you’ll have Windows 10 installed in no time. Here’s how to upgrade to Windows 10.
How To Upgrade From Windows 7 To Windows 10
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Plug-in a USB Flash drive to your computer and in Rufus, select the Windows ISO, set the partition scheme to MBR and click on Start
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Once completed, boot into the BIOS of your computer by pressing F2/F12/F11 keys.
Select your USB Flash drive listed in the BIOS and that’ll let you boot into Windows.
Select/Create the partitions you need and allocate the space accordingly.
Follow the remaining steps carefully and Voila! You’ll be greeted with the latest Windows.
[su_note note_color=”#faa300″ text_color=”#fafafa” radius=”8″]Do note that for a ‘Free Upgrade’, you must have a licensed copy of Windows 7/8/8.1 Home, and you can only upgrade to the ‘Home’ edition.[/su_note]
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